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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby notyou2 on Mon May 27, 2013 5:10 pm

I'd talk like a chipmunk forever.
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:51 am

...a blast from the past. The ancient, turned modern.

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby BigBallinStalin on Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:15 pm

nice!
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:01 pm

...filled with amputees making prosthetic limbs out of LEGOs.




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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:36 pm

...filled with "Forever Alone" tables.

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Kotaku Blog wrote:One of Japan's most prestigious institutions, Kyoto University, has installed new lunchroom seats for students who don't want others to watch them while they eat. Alone.

The seats are called "bocchi seki" (ぼっち席), with "bocchi" meaning "alone" in Japanese.

According to Asahi News, Kyoto University first installed the "lonely seats" last spring at its engineering school campus while it was refurbishing the dining hall. The university special ordered ten dining tables with 50-centimeter dividers in the middle.

The lonely seats are apparently popular with students, Asahi reports. Students are busy, and they don't always have time to meet with friends. Also, for some people, eating alone is not enjoyable. It's nice to have some privacy when you do.

"If you are sitting at a big table by yourself it's like you don't have any friends and that is embarrassing," said one 22 year-old male student. "When I don't have much time or I'm in a hurry, the lonely seats are convenient," said a 22 year-old female student.

Kobe University has also installed its bocchi seats, helping students avoid uncomfortable dining hall experiences. Now, if only they'd install side dividers so that lonely diners don't have to rub elbows with the people next to them.


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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby BigBallinStalin on Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:05 pm

Lol, Japanese awkwardness.
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby rishaed on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:13 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:...filled with amputees making prosthetic limbs out of LEGOs.




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I must admit I watched her build the leg, until i got distracted by the fascinating tattoos on her legs! I must say I am amazed that she built it but that it still as seen in the end remains impractical due to structural instability and weakness. :(
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:10 pm

...filled with people falling in love with intelligent computer operating systems.




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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:53 pm

...filled with slightly terrifying puppet-esque fast food employees.

In Japan, fast food chain Lotteria had a special store manager last Friday for one terrifying day only: Sadako from The Ring.

At the Lotteria in Tokyo's Ikebukuro neighborhood, Sadako worked the register by popping out, frightening customers, and serving up a special shake created in her likeness. What better way to send a chill down your spine than this?


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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby Gillipig on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:33 pm

The future is dead.

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:46 pm

Nietzsche, did you really say that? If so, please post here in the future.


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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:36 am

...full of cheating prevention hats.

From Kotaku Blog wrote:A university in Thailand offered a novel way to prevent students from sneaking peeks at classmates' tests: Anti-cheating hats. ...

According to the Bangkok Post, the Kasetsart University held a press conference to explain what the hell was going on and explained that it was actually the students who came up with the hats. "No student was forced to wear a hat. Instead, all were happy to do so and thought it was fun. They felt more relaxed during the test," said Nattadon Rungruangkitkrai, a lecturer in the school's agricultural department.

This was the first time the hats were used. After the backlash on social media, the Bangkok Post reports that it will be the last.


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Also, one the dude students made his into a crown.


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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby Lootifer on Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:16 pm

THE KING OF CHEATS!
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Postby 2dimes on Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:24 pm

It's Jughead.
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby PLAYER57832 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:22 am

Wonder why no one suggested the REAL reason for the hats was micro-writing, giving the answers on the paper (LOL)
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:09 am

...polluted. But luckily, we can fix that.

Here are some tourists in Hong Kong, which has some pretty terrible air pollution.

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:25 pm

It's not that bad. Not nearly.

Looks like fog.
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:07 am

...filled with toast art. Eventually, we'll move beyond traditional canvases, and take up exotic ones, like the toast below:

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby rishaed on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:13 am

Thats pretty awesome andy :)
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:20 am

...a bit surreal.

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:55 pm

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:56 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:...a bit surreal.

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby Lootifer on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:21 pm

Wow those are fantastic.
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:02 am

...taken over by cats. We know that the internet is actually part of a feline empire. But we should all be wary of them moving offline. It looks like they are starting in Japan, and already trained the locals to tolerate and watch out for them.

The island of Iriomote in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture is home to a rare breed of indigenous cat that can be only found on the island, and is suitably dubbed "Iriomote mountain cat". This is a small cat , weighing between 8 and 11 pounds—much like a house cat.

On the island's roads, there are numerous warning signs that either read "Mountain Cat Warning" or simply, "Cat Warning". Some of the signs say "Animal Warning", but show a picture of the feline.

But the reason for these signs is rather serious: the Iriomote cat is critically endangered, with only a hundred or so in existence.


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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:55 pm

...not as filled with speedos, relaxation, and robot butlers.

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The 1981 children's book Tomorrow's Home by Neil Ardley imagined that living in a rural community of the future wouldn't mean giving up any of the luxuries more commonly associated with urban living. In fact, even if you were a rancher living far from a major city, you'd still enjoy the greatest in technological wonders that society had to offer.

A rancher of the future takes things easy at his remote home. A robot waiter brings him a drink and a terminal linked to the house computer provides entertainment and messages. His wife relaxes in the computer room while, at ground level, a computer-guided truck delivers a package.



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